April 11th is World Parkinson's Day
On World Parkinson’s Day we want to help raise awareness of this disease and what people can do to help improve their symptoms. The day is celebrated on April 11th to honor Dr. James Parkinson, born April 11, 1755, who wrote, “An Essy on the Shaking Palsy,” in 1817 which first recognized Parkinson’s as a medical condition.
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
This disease occurs in the central nervous system, negatively affecting an individual’s movement. Symptoms can include tremors, trouble walking, freezing up, worsening handwriting, trouble speaking among other similar indicators. While Parkinson’s Disease does not have a cure there are exercises and programs available to help manage these symptoms.
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Want to help?
We are looking for volunteers to help our Rock Steady Boxers. We need ‘corner-men’ that will help support coaches by assisting in set up and tear down of class, ensuring safety of all boxers during class, and being a great support system to make classes fun and meaningful to all. For more information contact Angie Hoffmann at email@example.com
"Rock Steady Boxing not only strengthens our mind and bodies, but it strengthens our soul."
– Don, Rock Steady Boxer